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Summer mini cruise to Amsterdam

per person, as a group of two*

Book your summer mini cruise to Amsterdam at half price!

Book your summer sea adventure with our mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam!

Secure your crossing before the 18 July and save 50% on this unforgettable journey!

Relax onboard with the luxuries of our restaurants, bars, cinema, and Duty Free shop. Wake up refreshed and ready to spend a day exploring the Dutch capital, complete with bus transfers to and from the city centre.

Book now and set sail this summer with DFDS!

Discover our renovated cabins

Delicious meals onboard

Duty Free shopping onboard

Spend the day in Amsterdam

    Travel from July to October.

    Excellent choice of restaurants, bars and live entertainment onboard.

    Bus transfer to Newcastle city centre included.

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Day 1


Check-in opens


Check-in closes


Depart North Shields for Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

Day 2


Arrive in IJmuiden, Holland


Coach departs for Amsterdam city centre


Coach departs Amsterdam for IJmuiden terminal


Ship departs IJmuiden

Explorer's Kitchen breakfast buffet

Day 3


Breakfast available onboard


Arrive in North Shields

Relax in our newly renovated cabins!

All our cabins onboard the King Seaways and Princess Seaways have received a stunning makeover, and you could be among the very first to enjoy it!

So, what's in store? Picture sparkling new paintwork, fresh carpet underfoot, brand-new chairs and desks, along with new mirrors, bedside tables, and more. We've even included extra USB ports for all your devices, not to mention the updated bathrooms!

Why wait? Come aboard and embark on your springtime adventures with a fresh beginning!

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Embrace Amsterdam’s summer charm

A summer’s day is the perfect time to explore Amsterdam! Start with a leisurely stroll or bike ride along the picturesque canals, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and charming architecture. Explore the city's iconic museums like the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum to immerse yourself in art and history.

For a moment of tranquility, head to one of the many lush parks such as Vondelpark or Westerpark. Don't miss the opportunity to savour Dutch street food at local markets or cafes, before heading back onboard for a relaxing crossing.

Terms & Conditions

  • Booking period: 6 June to 18 July 2024.

  • Travel period: 1 July to 31 October 2024.

  • Starting price is based on 2 people in a double inside cabin. A small supplement applies for other cabins. 

  • The ETS charge is calculated in price.

  • Only valid for new bookings and not in combination with other promotions/discounts. 

  • Offer subject to availability. 

  • Commodore cabins are excluded from this offer.

  • Bus transfers to and from Amsterdam are part of the total cost of the mini cruise package. You will get your cabin price first and the bus transfer prices will then be shown separately.

  • General DFDS terms and conditions apply.

Cabins Onboard

Onboard Experience

Amsterdam flower markets

Amsterdam Highlights

Amsterdam is a city full of life and energy, especially during the summer. With so much to see and do, a day in Amsterdam can be truly inspiring.

Take a stroll through the colourful streets of Jordaan or explore the historical landmarks of the city centre. Rent a bicycle and ride along the scenic canals, stopping at cafes and restaurants for a taste of local cuisine. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene by visiting museums such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

And if you're looking for some relaxation, take a picnic to Vondelpark and soak in the sun. Whatever your interests may be, Amsterdam offers endless possibilities for a memorable day!

Duty Free at DFDS

Duty Free at DFDS

Shop Duty Free onboard our ferries from the UK and save up to 50% vs UK high street.

With huge savings on premium perfumes, cosmetics and alcohol and generous allowances you can stock up on great deals.

For bulk buys our Calais and Dunkerque Duty Free Shops at our ports are ideal with parking right outside. You can even browse Duty Free from the comfort of your own home with our Reserve & Collect service on all three ferry routes to France, from the UK. Simply select your chosen products then collect and pay at our shoreside shops.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.